Bitcoin's Incentive Structure: Bitcoin Wednesday Amsterdam #32

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Bitcoin Wednesday Amsterdam #32

This month on 3 February:

George Papageorgiou ( visits Bitcoin Wednesday in Amsterdam on 3 February 2016 from the southeastern corner of the European Union, the small island country of Cyprus. He is a lecturer at the world's first accredited Masters program in Digital Currency at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus.

His talk will be about the incentive system that exists in Bitcoin between miners, users, holders, businesses and developers and how it is related to the current blocksize debate. Read more. (

Andreas Vlachos ( is a colleague of Mr. Papageorgiou as well as a Research and Training Assistant in the Digital Currency program at the University of Nicosia.

He is conducting research on Bitcoin adoption worldwide, and is the only Cypriot student to participate in the Master’s program. Read more. (

Kleitia Zeqo ( is an expert on European Crowdfunding who has advised the European Commission on crowdfunding policy.

As the digital currency revolution has become an undeniable force in crowdfunding innovation, Kleitia will talk about its multiple mechanisms and its benefits. Her talk will also reveal some tips and tricks for successful crowdfunding and crowd sale campaigns. Read more. (

Cryptocurrency advisor Tey AlRjoula ( will recap a few of the most significant events of the previous year, including

21, Incorporated,

Mike Hearn's dramatic departure,

the new cryptocurrency announced by the Chinese government,

WiFi portals that accept Bitcoin payments,

the Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange's move to gold, and

the Bitcoin network reaching 1 Exahash per second.

He'll also explain what an Exahash of computational power actual means.

At 1830 we'll have a Blockchain for Beginners session organized by Thomas Kemmere ( of BitcoinUitleg.


The best and longest-running regular Bitcoin Meetup in the Netherlands takes place on the first Wednesday of every month.

An open and low-key gathering for anyone interested in Bitcoin.

Always held on the first Wednesday of every month.

For Bitcoin novices and experts alike.

Brings together a diverse group of people from all levels and backgrounds without any barriers in order to give this important new technology a prominent role in Dutch society.

One of the goals of Bitcoin Wednesday is to spread the word about Bitcoin (and related technology) in the Netherlands by raising the overall level of awareness and knowledge.